Do you think it is easier to be a widower than a widow? I think I do. Men don't have the need to form a posse to go to a movie or out to dinner. A spare man at a dinner party is welcomed as opposed to an extra woman who is oftentimes considered a fifth wheel. Men seem more likely to vacation alone or have dinner in a restaurant by themselves.
Many widowers begin dating and seeking companionship much sooner than their female counterparts. I wonder what men have that so many of women don't. Is it self confidence? Is it that men are more self reliant? Are they less emotional? Is it that men have a larger dating pool than women of a certain age? Or are men needier than women so finding someone to be with is a tool of survival?
I am not saying that men who lose their wives do not mourn or do not miss them. I just wonder how so many bounce back so quickly. What is their motivation and thought process?
Why do you think that widowers move forward with their lives sooner and with less effort than widows?